How I learned to fly (Leto kada sam naučila da letim)
A seemingly boring vacation with two old ladies turns into a life changing experience for 11 year old Sofia as she kisses a boy, reunites with estranged family and faces mortality on an idyllic island in the Mediterranean. With a clearly defined genre and style, and a strong signature of the author, this adaptation of Jasminka Petrovic’s novel possesses all the qualities of an exceptional family film as well as for children. At the same time the treatment is extremely touching as well as bizarrely humorous, told in a modern cinematic language that is close to young generations growing up in the digital age, with strong characters that linger in our memory long after reading. This is a story about growing up, about family, about the past and the future, as well as the power of forgiveness. Leaning on a rich tradition of Yugoslav “youth” film, the treatment for How I Learned to Fly not only manages to reach the expected goals, but fully exceeds them.